MURRAY TO MOYNE: Members to don their lycra for a good cause
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M EMBERS of the Australian almond industry will again team up to participate in the Murray to Moyne Cycle Relay to be held over the weekend of 4-5 April. The team is raising funds for Heartbeat Sunraysia to purchase a paediatric vascular access probe. The ultrasound probe has the ability to scan veins, select the most suitable vein and reduce the number of attempts to insert a cannula in children and infants. total distance of 520km. It's main objectives are to raise funds for hospitals and health services as well as to promote the health and social benefits of riding a bike. The almond team participation promotes the heart health message of eating almonds. The charity event, starting in Mildura and finishing in Port Fairy, covers a
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